ESG and Corporate Responsibility
“Our diverse and experienced Board engages with management and stakeholders on a variety of ESG matters in an effort to be educated, responsive, proactive, and drive Korn Ferry, its people, and its clients to be more and do better.”
Christina Gold, Chair of the Board of Directors
Korn Ferry is committed to environmental sustainability. We seek to maximize value for clients and investors while contributing to a more sustainable future.
Our environmental sustainability commitment focuses on three areas:
It is a priority for us to hire, develop, and advance diverse and underrepresented talent across the firm. Through our approach to talent acquisition, development, recognition, engagement, and benefits, we aim to foster a culture of inclusion. We are committed to making a difference in our communities and the world, too. Because it’s not just about our people, it’s about all people. Our local offices and colleagues worldwide take part in community service through a variety of organizations and programs, including the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation.
Inclusion is intentionally the first of our core values. Our colleagues bring together diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, ethnicities, genders, orientations and religious beliefs. We value this diversity and believe that it makes us stronger, smarter, and more agile and innovative. Our worldwide workforce and Board gives us multiple perspectives on the world and informs the ways we connect with our people, our clients, and the communities we touch.
Our values of inclusion, honesty, knowledge, and performance are the fundamental beliefs of our global organization. These values inspire our people and are intended to guide them to do the right thing. We strive to be a leader in corporate governance; report results with accuracy and transparency; conduct ourselves in a legal, ethical, and trustworthy manner; comply with both the letter and spirit of our business policies and the law; and protect the information provided to us.
At Korn Ferry, our responsibility as a global corporation is central to our vision. Our commitment to act ethically begins with each of us and is embedded in our core values, which are designed to guide the way we work together with others. We believe connecting genuinely with others can only be done by removing the “professional” façade.
We embrace people with different points of view, from all backgrounds. And we think and work as one team.
We say what we mean and do what we say. We hold ourselves to the highest standards. And we make it safe for people to speak out when they see something wrong.
We are insatiably curious, always learning new things. And we actively help our colleagues grow and develop, too, with mentoring and support.
We never settle for the status quo. We always strive to be better today than we were yesterday and do our best for our clients, colleagues, and shareholders.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Corporate Responsibility Policy
Human Rights Statement
Environmental Sustainability Policy
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Contractors and Vendors
Modern Slavery Act Policy Statement 2022 (UK)
Modern Slavery Statement 2022 (Australia)
2020 Corporate Responsibility Report
2020 SASB Report
2018-2019 Corporate Responsibility Report